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Professional Service Awards

Professional Service Awards

Fellow Award

The Fellow Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a CPRA Member.

Up to one (1) award may be given.

Fellow Award nominees must have worked a minimum of eight (8) years full-time service in a leadership capacity, with a minimum of five (5) years full-time service in Colorado.

Nomination must show how nominee excels in the following skill sets:

Leadership:
Ability to communicate vision to others inside and outside his/her organization; set direction for his/her organization; execute decision making aligned with organization's values, vision, and mission; and viewed as a change agent within community, region, or state.

Strategic Thinking and Planning:
Ability to develop and implement strategic change initiatives to produce desired change in capacity building, strengthening community leadership, or enhancing the planning process.

Partner / Coalition Building:
Experience in developing voluntary agreements, cooperative ventures, joint arrangements, alliances, collaborations or coalitions based on common goals to maximize resources for the long-term goals of the organzation.

Innovation:
Ability to create experiences that enhance the lives of the community he/she serves; create a work place that is continually thriving; shows keen knowledge of values and trends in the park and recreation industry.

Service:
Priority will be given to Fellow Award nominees who have a proven record of service to CPRA.

How to Apply

Click Fellow Award Nomination to access our online award nomination application and click here for some Award Winning Strategies!

 

Outstanding New Professional Award

The Outstanding New Professional Award is given to an up and coming leader among CPRA members.

Up to one (1) award may be given.

Outstanding New Professional Award nominees must have worked a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of seven (7) years full-time service as a park and recreation professional.

Nomination must show how nominee excels in following skill sets:

Leadership:
Ability to communicate vision to others inside and outside his/her organization; set direction for his/her organization; execute decision making aligned with organization's values, vision, and mission; and viewed as a change agent within community, region, or state.

Strategic Thinking and Planning:
Ability to develop and/or implement strategic initiatives within position parameters.

Partner / Coalition Building:
Experience in developing and/or carrying out voluntary agreements, cooperative ventures, joint arrangements, alliances, collaborations or coalitions based on common goals to maximize resources for the long-term goals of the organzation.

Innovation:
Ability to create experiences that enhance the lives of the community he/she serves; create a work place that is continually thriving; shows keen knowledge of values and trends in the park and recreation industry.

Service:
Priority will be given to Outstanding New Professional Award nominees who have a proven record of service to CPRA.

How to Apply

Click Outstanding New Professional Award Nomination to access our online award nomination application and click here for some Award Winning Strategies!


General Awards Information

Award Recognition:

Each recipient of a CPRA award will receive:

·         Statewide recognition at the 2018 CPRA Annual Conference Awards Banquet, Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Snowmass, CO.

·         Statewide recognition in the 2018 Winter Issue of the CPRA Byline and on the CPRA website,www.cpra-web.org 

·         CPRA representative may be available to re-present the Award at a local event

·         An entry into our CPRA Awards Hall of Fame

 

Award Nomination Deadline

Award nominations are due no later than 11:59pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018!

Award recipients will be announced at the 2018 CPRA Annual Conference Awards Banquet, Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Snowmass, CO

 

Questions?

Contact the CPRA office at 303.231.0943 or cpra@cpra-web.org

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